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Topic: MacBook Air

Apple delays entry MacBook Air untill after Thanksgiving

11/05/2008, 12:11 pm

Apple is apologizing to customers this week who had placed orders for its new entry-level NVIDIA-based MacBook Airs, explaining that due to an unforeseen issue, it's unlikely to deliver those systems until shortly after the Thanksgiving holiday.


Apple's NVIDIA-based MacBook Airs arrive early, get unboxed

10/31/2008, 11:10 am

Apple Store online customers are reporting Friday that their NVIDIA-based MacBook Air notebooks have begun arriving almost a week early. Included are some unboxing notes and photos.


Amazon, others offer $50-$100 off Apple's new MacBook lines

10/29/2008, 11:10 am

A couple of Apple authorized online retailers are now reflecting immediate availability of the company's new MacBook and MacBook Pro systems, offering savings between $50 and $100 after rebates in addition to other buying incentives.


MacBook Airs ship; Psystar plans Mac notebook, Blu-ray desktop

10/29/2008, 09:10 am

Apple is making good on a promise to have its new MacBook Airs in the hands of customers early next week. Meanwhile, unofficial Mac clone maker Psystar has announced a Blu-ray-enabled Mac desktop and says its also working on a Mac notebook.


Inside the new MacBooks: FireWire, USB, and the NVIDIA Controller

10/17/2008, 12:10 pm

Apple's new MacBook and MacBook Pro models contain more innovation than just their case design, graphics, and the improved accessibility of their internals. Here's a look at other details related to FireWire, USB, and the new NVIDIA-based controller that replaces Intel's chipset.


Apple says new MacBook Airs to ship first week of November

10/16/2008, 05:10 pm

Apple Store customers who ordered Apple's new 45-nanometer MacBook Airs with the understanding that they would not ship until "Early November" now have a more definitive date to go by.


Apple posts "Spotlight on Notebooks" event stream

10/14/2008, 06:10 pm

On cue, Apple has posted a streaming version of its MacBook-oriented special event for those unable to attend themselves.


Apple refreshes 17-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air

10/14/2008, 01:10 pm

As an aside Tuesday, Apple also announced that it's refreshing both MacBook Air and the 17-inch MacBook Pro, though both systems will largely retain their existing industrials designs.


Bottom of MacBook Pro revealed; more last minute specs, pricing

10/14/2008, 09:10 am

Some new photos reveal even more of Apple's new MacBook Pro casing, including its underside and battery cover. Meanwhile, some last minute specs for the 13-inch MacBook and MacBook Air have hit the web, in addition to confirmation of an $899 24-inch LED Apple display.


NVIDIA platform claimed likely for new MacBook line

10/10/2008, 08:10 pm

Stoking the fires just days before Apple revamps its portable line, the origin of a previous claim now believes NVIDIA's mainboard and discrete chipsets will form the backbone of the MacBook range update.


Notes of interest on recent Apple MacBook case leaks

10/09/2008, 07:10 pm

Lost among the flurry of speculation surrounding new MacBooks are a number of noteworthy observations about the portables that may lend insight into their design.


Analyst trims Apple estimates, says Air seeing decreased demand

09/12/2008, 02:09 pm

American Technology Research trimmed its estimates for Mac maker Apple Inc. on Friday, saying that while the company's near term prospects look fine, future quarters may be met by muted demand, particularly for higher-end products like the MacBook Air.


MacBook Air owners find latest Apple fix producing mixed results

09/08/2008, 06:09 pm

Users of Apple's ultraportable Mac are increasingly reporting that a firmware update might be taming processor usage, but is still leaving many of their systems too hot to use and prone to software freezes.


Digg founder claims knowledge of 4G iPod nano, iTunes 8.0

08/23/2008, 12:08 pm

Digg creator Kevin Rose says he knows many details of Apple's iPod revisions for September, including what appears to be a photo of the fourth-generation iPod nano and a teaser for information of iTunes 8.0.


Apple releases MacBook Air update to fix processor idling bug

08/22/2008, 11:08 pm

Apple on Friday night released an update for the MacBook Air meant to resolve a longstanding problem with processor idling as well as one with video playback.


Next-gen MacBook Air CPU; Apple's SoHo neighbors complain

08/22/2008, 06:08 pm

Intel's Developer Forum has revealed the processors likely to underpin the first refresh of the MacBook Air ultraportable. At the same time, residents near Apple's SoHo retail store in New York City allege that its frequent concerts are ruining the neighbourhood.


New media patent filing puts Apple closer to touchscreen Macs

07/10/2008, 06:07 pm

A new patent filing by Apple illustrates the potential of future multi-touch Macs could allow a whole new suite of creative software, and even a whole desktop operating system, controlled simply through on-screen gestures.


German publisher drops 12,000 PCs for Mac; more

07/04/2008, 04:07 pm

One of Germany's largest newspaper publishers will become one of Apple's largest-ever customers when it converts all of its 12,000 computers from Windows systems to Macs. Also, the latest beta of Flash Player 10 promises to boost sluggish performance with Apple computers.


Apple lops $500 off the price of SSD-based MacBook Air

07/03/2008, 01:07 pm

With the price of NAND flash memory continuing its steady sequential decline, Apple Inc. this month cut the price of its Solid State Drive (SSD)-equipped MacBook Air by half a grand, AppleInsider has discovered.


Apple looks to extend display life with removable LED strips

05/29/2008, 01:05 pm

With Apple rapidly transitioning its notebooks -- and eventually its desktops -- to flat-panel displays lit by LEDs rather than CCFLs, the Mac maker is simultaneously researching cost-effective solutions that would extend the life of those displays should the LED backlights eventually burn out.